We just love it when a plan comes together to thwart governmental interference in our constitutional rights.
The ATF announced that after receiving 80,000 comments criticizing their attempted end-run around Congress, they have changed their collective minds about banning ammo for the AR-15 rifle.
Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that deserve further study. Accordingly, ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework. After the close of the comment period, ATF will process the comments received, further evaluate the issues raised therein, and provide additional open and transparent process (for example, through additional proposals and opportunities for comment) before proceeding with any framework.
Allow us to translate: Busted! Our bad. But give us some time and then we’ll try it again.
See our post earlier today on the avalanche of complaints from Congress, including Colorado’s GOP delegation, which pressured the ATF to cave.